ESIP Social Media | Summer Theme Ideas | #AMS2014 and CDL Data Publication Survey 

ESIP Update - February 3

Good morning! One of the things I've been working on since late Fall is our ESIP social media presence. Today we are 10 away from 500 Twitter followers. If you (or your organization) tweet would you take a second to follow us? Thanks in advance! Collectively, the community uses #ESIPFed to tweet things relevant to ESIP. I also have several lists - ESIP Community and Data Scientist are two that might be of interest.  

Federation News: 
  • 2014 ESIP Summer Meeting theme ideas & Visioneers next week
  • Education Committee looks for a new monthly time  - Doodle Poll 
  • Products & Services 1st meeting will be 2/18, 2pm ET
  • **Final REMINDER** - Spatial Cloud Computing book for sale to support the Raskin Scholarship

Around the Federation: 

  • AMS 2014 - Attendee Highlights
  • CDL Data Publication Survey 

Telecons this week:
Tues - Agriculture & Climate
Thurs - Data Decadal Survey (meeting weekly); IT&I Rant/Rave (Rich Signell, USGS) on "Using IPython Notebook and Wakari for Earth Science Information workflows"

For questions, ideas or comments about ESIP or content for next week's update, please reply to this note.

Thanks for reading!

ESIP Visioneers  
The ESIP Visioneers met last week to start planning for the Summer Meeting. Theme ideas have been suggested on the Summer Meeting page. So far we have: 
  • Sustainable Software for Science Data and Services 
  • Transforming Earth Science and Data through Software Tools 
Please add your ideas/modifications to the theme and session ideas. The group will meet again next Monday, 1 ET. 

ESIP Education Committee Moving Monthly Meeting
As the Education Committee looks for a new time to schedule its monthly meeting, please complete this Doodle poll ( to help us select the best time for as many people as possible by next Monday, February 10. There will not be a call on Tuesday, Feb. 4 but will try to schedule one for Feb. as soon as we have identified a better time to meet

Products & Services 1st Meeting - 2/18, 2 ET
The Products and Services Committee will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, 2/18 at 2 ET. During this meeting, the Committee will be working on issuing the call for testbed proposals. If you would like to be part of this ESIP innovation hub, please subscribe to the listserv at to stay on top of future activities.
FINAL REMINDER - Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach for sale to support the Raskin Scholarship 
The Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Science at George Mason University has generously donated 30 copies of Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach to the Foundation for Earth Science. All proceeds from sale of this just-published book will be donated to the Raskin Scholarship Fund. The book is $75 and can be purchased through the Foundation for Earth Science's website


Around the Federation 

AMS 2014 - This week!
  • Unidata Staff are at AMS - Unidata's vision for Transforming Geoscience by moving data services and software to the Cloud, Tues @ 3:45
  • Learn how @GLOBEProgram students' understanding of weather & climate changes after participating in GLOBE. Today, 1:45pm C109
  • EarthCube is at booth 907. Stop by to see them and potentially win an iPod nano!
CDL Data Publication Survey 
You are being asked to participate in a research study in which the California Digital Library is investigating researcher attitudes around the sharing and publication of research data. Your responses will help us and other organizations develop services for data sharing that satisfy the actual wishes of researchers. 

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Erin Robinson
Information and Virtual Community Director
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